I'm a part timer, I only have 5 yards right now, most of them are pretty good size though, I've been looking at walk behinds, but I don't want to spend a fortune, because this is just part time and the reason i'm doing this is because i need the money, so spending 3500.00 on a walk behind is kinda out of the question. I've looked at a troybilt 9 horse 33" wb and a swisher 9 horse 42" wb, neither is hydro both have 4 gears, the TB is 1400.00 and the Swisher is 1000.00 my question is what do you pro's think about these machines, can you put a velke on them?? At the most i'll only be mowing about 10 yds in the future, any help is greatly appreciated.. second, I just have to get this off my chest, it's about all the talk about scrubs, I'm sad to say, but i'm probably a scrub, I use an old 92 Ford ranger, cheap equipment, cause that's what I can afford. I just throw my Craftsman Weedeater, my Craftsman Blower, and my Freebie (got it from a friend) 21" Troybilt push mower in the back and go... But I don't low ball anybody, and I show up like clockwork (depending on the weather)I've beend doing this for 3 yrs and have never had a client quit me yet, infact all the stuff that I do, (yard cleanup, mowing, lite landscaping) is done by referrals of the few people that I do work for on a regular basis.. Just remember most of those scrubs out there aren't doing this for glory, they're probably just like me, their full time jobs don't pay jack crap and this is just putting food on the table... sorry if I've offended anyone but that's how I feel..